Horse Camps

Come experience the joys of horseback riding at Horse Camp! Camp St. Croix riding programs are progressively structured to provide campers with a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses.


Instructors are trained in horsemanship and carefully match the experience level of the child with an appropriate horse. Instruction is provided at the staging area and on the horses.

Safety is our top priority at Horse Camp. For all horse programs, we recommend that participants wear leather shoes or boots with heels. Long pants and protective helmets (helmets provided by camp) are required of all
participants. Our horse camp is a recreational riding program and is not intended to replace formal riding lessons.

Alternative programs may be planned if weather conditions such as extreme heat, rain, or wind jeopardize the safety of campers or horses.

Colts - Introductory Level

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Colts is an introductory program for campers with little or no experience around horses. First-time riders will build confidence and skills while learning the basics of western horseback riding. Instruction includes safety, leading, mounting, dismounting, reining, and basic trail riding. The remainder of the day is spent in traditional camp activities, at Day Camp Kumalya.

Buckaroos - Intermediate Level

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Buckaroos is an intermediate program for campers with at least one year of riding experience. Two hours of daily instruction includes a basic skill review, intermediate ring riding, trotting, grooming and saddling. The remainder of the day is spent in traditional camp activities at Day Camp Kumalya.